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Re: [IP] How do you tell your boss about your diabetes?



Hi,
I believe that diabetes is covered under the disability act. She should just
tell her boss that she has the condition and that she needs to take care of
herself sometimes. Does she have a cgm ? When I attended insulin classes at
ucsf for a week, a week, the HR person at my job told me that diabetes is
covered and seen as a disability and that employers have to make
accommodations. Follow up to confirm that . She shouldn't have to worry.


best,
Anita



________________________________
 From: Doug <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 6:09 AM
Subject: RE: [IP] How do you tell your boss about your diabetes?

4 hour shift and no opportunity for bathroom breaks ? Unlikely to be legal.


Just keep a tube of glucose and meter in her pocket, test and treat when she
needs to
Treat the job ( and customers ) like its important and treat the diabetes
like its important and she will be fine


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Denise Danielson
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:20 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] How do you tell your boss about your diabetes?

My 17 year old daughter got a new job at a very busy retail store that
requires her to be on her feet non-stop.  She is supposed to work 4-hour
shifts at a time.  During that time, there are no breaks.  She is worried
that she will feel low and be unable to stop working with customers to
attend to
her diabetes needs.  Also, her boss doesn't know yet about her T1D.   What
are
your suggestions as to how she should handle the following: a) Dealing with
lows in a busy retail job;  and  b) How do you explain diabetes to your
boss?
Thank you for your help.
Denise D.
   "Be kinder than necessary
because everyone you meet
is fighting some  kind of battle."
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